As I have pointed out in earlier blog posts, I learn a lot from the students I present to or teach or meet with individually.
This summer, a serious minded student shared what his father, a businessman, tells him regularly.
Pay attention to the 6 P's:
Other than the mildly off color expression, this is good advice, simply put. What tends to be missing in many students' way of studying is the going back over notes, readings, and other assignments and materials. Going back is when you learn and retain, whether it's academic information or athletics or music or theatre or a hobby.